A Russian twist on the English tongue twister: Koshka, Kroshka, Kartoshka, Matryoska

When translated literally it’s a bit embarassing: Cat, Small, Potato and those little nestled dolls they make over here. But in Russian…well now, you’ve got some mouth work to do! We saw a sign for Kroshka Kartoshka, which are small potatoes…(Roll your R’s people…RRRRRR) and then we found a few other words that rhymed. We sort of all sang it as we walked around Red Square and Lenin’s tomb and all that.

We literally walked from 10 in the morning, until 11 at night. Small breaks for lunch (“Philadelphia roll” wrap, with salmon, cream cheese and lettuce yum!) and dinner (sushi, beer…yummER!) FYI the mother of a wi-fi connection just blew and I lost my entire post. Sigh. My drafts did not save everything I wrote, so I’m recreating. Isn’t life grand?

Hand towels shaped like egg rolls. We were so hungry we almost didn't notice!

I skyped with Jack a little while ago and he was a bit sad. I could tell. Though what he said was “Can I hang up now so I can go do something FUN!!??” He’s so depressed, he’s delirious! Can’t you tell?? sigh.

We saw all of the famous Cathedrals and churches, well not all of them because there are hundreds, but all of them that count. Do you want pictures? Repeat after me: Ya hatchu photograph. I think that’s pretty close.

Here’s a good picture of Red Square (the one at the top is St. Basil’s Cathedral):

So today we also saw tons and tons of boots. All shapes and sizes. They were all high-heeled, sparkling clean and each pair was more spectacular than the last. These people realy LOVE their boots. The more Prada the better. I always say.

I’m a bit caffeinated. Just a wee bit. There is nothing decaf in this entire city. So I may be up for another day or two, seeing as it’s 12:50 a.m. and I’m just getting warmed up. Remind me to tell you about the subway incident. Punchline: I got to keep my entire leg. How kind of them! Grrrr… We’ll laugh someday.

Another couple of photos. Takes like an hour to upload each one, so I can’t post all that I had hoped:

6 thoughts on “A Russian twist on the English tongue twister: Koshka, Kroshka, Kartoshka, Matryoska”

    1. Ha ha, do you think it’s good Russian? We’re still practicing. My brother has a friend here and we came to visit, and they are helpiing us to learn about a few of the cities and also with translations!


  1. wow nice looking buildings! seems like a great time! I can’t even imagine you with all of that caffeine 🙂 and too funny to see a DD! do they have pumpkin coffee 😉


    1. It’s definitely been fun. I’m trying green tea for a little less shock to my system, but there’s no such thing as Decaf. Sigh!!! Water it is. And no pumpkin coffee. Though I did see today in Russian: House of Cheesecake, Autumn in New York, Pumpkin Cheesecake. Ha ha!


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